A CHILD sex abuse suspect arrested this week after he reportedly fled the country two months ago - has been remanded in custody.
Officers arrested Basharat Hussain (38), of no fixed address, at Manchester Airport on Wednesday.
He is accused of 15 offences including gross indecency towards a child, inciting a child to commit gross indecency, procuring a female for sex, indecent assault, rape, false imprisonment and procuring a female to be a prostitute.
The crimes are alleged to have taken place in Rotherham between 1996 and 2001.
Hussain helped investigators for months after his arrest in 2014 but left for Pakistan in June after being granted bail.
He failed to answer bail on June 9 and an arrest warrant was issued.
A police spokeswoman said then that the force could not confiscate Hussain’s passport, as he had not been charged with any offences.
Hussain appeared before Rotherham Magistrates’ Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on September 7.